Landlord rapes bride, groom’s mother, sisters for months

By: News Desk      Published: 12:39 PM, 3 Dec, 2020
Landlord rapes bride, groom’s mother, sisters for months

Another episode depicting the ugly nature of pseudo-social structures has emerged in the country where a landlord in Layyah kept a family hostage and raped the women for months, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

Their ordeal started with Najaf Ali – a resident of Nawankot in the Karor Lal Esan area – tying the knot of his choice with Aneela. Fearing the consequences, Najaf along with his bride, mother and sisters approached Zahid Magsi with the hope that the landlord would get the required help. As a result, Magsi promised protection and provided shelter to them.

But it was neither protection nor shelter, as Magsi made them hostage and started sexually assaulting the women. His father Azhar and associates Mehdi, Arshad, Imran, Kamran, Mujahid and Qasid were also involved in this episode.

Months later, police recovered the hostages on the orders issued by a local court. However, no accused has been arrested so far.

The FIR filed with the Karor Lal Esan Police Station also says the nominated persons also grabbed Rs1.9 million in cash, domestic animals and precious land from the family.

In this connection, Karor Lal Esan SHO Haji Afzal promised to provide security to the victim family and said they were conducting raids to capture the culprits.

Married woman gang-raped

A married woman hailing from Hafizabad managed to escape and return home after remaining hostage and continuously gang-raped for months.

Police say four armed men had kidnapped Shazia Kausar four months ago and transported to Gujranwala where she was repeatedly intoxicated and sexually assaulted by the accused.

During the process, they also tortured and threw acid on her, resulting in burns all over her body, the police said and added that the victim was shifted to a local hospital for medical examination. A case was registered against the accused who would soon be arrested, they promised.

However, Kausar’s husband narrated another story, complaining about the police’s behaviour, and said the DSP forced them to leave the office instead of addressing their trauma.